22 April 2013

Images of landslides from the earthquake in China

Posted by Dave Petley

It is increasingly clear that the major challenge to the rescue and recovery effort in the aftermath of the earthquake in China is being posed by landslides, which have blocked the communications and transportation network across the earthquake-affected area.  So, I have been looking at the international media for some images of the landslides that were triggered by this event.

First the BBC has these two images:



Meanwhile USA Today has this image of the landslide damage to a highway:


Meanwhile Xinhua has this image of a landslide triggered by the earthquake:


And the challenges associated with the road network is well-illustrated by this Xinhua image:


Rain is forecast for the earthquake-affected area this week, which is likely to trigger further landslides.